National Book Awards 2016

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The National Book Awards were this week and they were amazing! Here’s the breakdown as far as the awards and I’ve highlighted a few of the most incredible moments from the evening:

Fiction: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Nonfiction: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (his speech here)

Poetry: The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky

Young People’s Literature: March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell (artist)

(See John Lewis’s speech here, it is a must-see.)

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